adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
Origin of terse
Examples from the Web for tersely
Biden “is a very decent guy, is capable and bright [and] qualified,” Panetta said tersely.Panetta Criticizes Obama’s Syrian ‘Red Line’ Screw-Up, and Other Failures of Leadership|Lloyd Grove|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have a daughter,” she told him tersely, “and she is hungry.
"I need to speak to my aunt," I said tersely, not wanting to speak to Zardari.
"It's enough," commented Gregory tersely, striving to hold his temper in check at the impudence of Mascola's proposal.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
A moment later Cyril's tersely nervous "Good morning, Billy," came across the line.Miss Billy's Decision|Eleanor H. Porter
In short, as they tersely put it, that "his heart was in the right place."M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."|G.J. Whyte-Melville
This is tersely expressed by Morawetz in his Corporation Law.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
It is tersely put and carries conviction with every sentence.The Hilltop Boys|Cyril Burleigh